UTM sets record summer enrollment
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 10:03 pm
The University of Tennessee at Martin set an all-time record for undergraduates attending summer sessions with 2,042 — a 6.1 percent increase over 2010.
Total summer enrollment of 2,403 undergraduate and graduate students was a 3.5 percent increase over last summer. The increase includes students who enrolled in “Maymester,” a three-week mini-term, and two summer sessions.
Summer enrollment also reflected that students are taking more hours than in the past, with a 10.6 percent credit-hour increase for undergraduates compared to summer 2010.
“The record-setting enrollment for summer 2011 is primarily the result of an increase in the number of returning undergraduate students,” said Dr. Thomas Rakes, university chancellor. “More returning students reflect a campus focus on student success and an emphasis on meeting student graduation goals. Early enrollment numbers for fall 2011 suggest that undergraduate returners will again be a positive factor in our enrollment figures.”
Rakes added, “It is important to realize that future first-time student enrollment levels are likely to decrease in response to outcomes established by the Complete College Tennessee Act.”
All enrollment numbers are compiled and reported by the university’s Office of Institutional Research.
Registration for fall semester continues with classes set to begin Aug. 22. Information about UT Martin is available by calling 1-800-829-UTM1.
Published in The Messenger 8.12.11